The Michigan Vascular Research Center, a nonprofit affiliate of the Michigan Vascular Center (MVC), is pleased to announce a free screening program to identify those at risk for complications of unrecognized Peripheral Arterial Disease (PAD). PAD is often a silent disease process that can place an individual at risk for loss of life or limb. This disease process can affect all of the arteries of the body; and if not identified and treated effectively, can lead to stroke, renal failure, aneurysm rupture, leg pain, limb loss, and even death. There are many treatment options available, and often the only treatment needed to protect those with PAD is risk factor modification. If you are found to have PAD, you can discuss this with your physician to determine if further therapy is needed.
If you are 50 years of age or older with a history of any of the following risk factors: elevated cholesterol, hypertension, coronary artery disease, smoking, renal disease, diabetes, or a family history of PAD, please call (810) 720-ASAP (2727) to schedule your confidential free screening and assess your risk of stroke, aneurysm, and peripheral arterial disease.